2020 Director Nominations Open

Contributing a diversity of skills and experience, AWARE Directors serve a two‐year term, with the Annual General Meeting (AGM) creating the opportunity for a yearly influx of new directors. Together the Board governs AWARE and its work in the community by providing oversight of AWARE’s strategic and annual work plans.


2020 Annual General Meeting Details:

At our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), we will share updates on AWARE’s impacts in the community through key projects and advocacy efforts, as well as reflect on what you can expect to see next. As this AGM falls on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will be taking the chance to share some stories of hope from close to home, but also from around the globe with the AGM culminating in a pre-release screening of the film, 2040.

When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020  |  Doors 6pm, AGM 6:15 – 6:45pm, 2040 Movie Screening 7pm.

Where: The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V8E 0Y3


2020 Director Nominations – Process & Deadlines

AWARE’s Board can consist of up to 12 elected Directors. At each AGM, only new directors or those at the end of their two-year term need to apply.  All AWARE members in good standing and present at the AGM are eligible to vote for directors.

In order to be considered for AWARE’s Board of Directors:

  • Review AWARE Director Nominee Information Package to find out more about what you can expect as an AWARE Board Director.
  • Complete the New Director Nomination Form to tell us a little bit about yourself and to let us know who is nominating you for the role. Return your completed form to president@awarewhistler.org by midnight on March 31st.
  • You may be contacted for further information by the Board panel that reviews nominations.
  • Successful nominations will be sent out to the AWARE membership in advance of the AGM for review.
  • At the AGM on April 22nd AWARE members in good standing vote on nominations to confirm the next Board.


Read More: AWARE Director Nominee Information Package


Complete + Return: New Director Nomination Form


The Role of a Board

A Board of Directors is at minimum responsible for the governance of an organization. This responsibility can be broken down into six key elements:

  • Provide strategic leadership & direction for AWARE
  • Set the conditions for organizational success
  • Oversee and monitor all aspects of governance
  • Ensure the organization’s financial health and sustainability
  • Protect the best interests of the organization and the environment it exists to serve
  • Ensure knowledge of stakeholder expectations, needs, concerns, and interests, and build effective relationships.

AWARE’s board is a volunteer ‘working board’, meaning that in addition to the above, the board undertakes operational tasks to support the group’s strategic goals. Much of this work takes place through committee groups, which may be ongoing (e.g. meeting throughout the year to undertake annual HR tasks), or ad-hoc with just a few meetings needed to work together on specific actions (e.g. organization of a large event or setting strategy around a particular issue). Committees are made up of directors, staff and volunteers.

Meet AWARE’s current Board of Directors